Civic Agenda

Civic agenda: April 7 – April 13, 2022

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
April 7, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.

By CDN Staff

THURSDAY, April 7

Whatcom County Justice Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee, 1:30 p.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online. Topic: criminal justice data. Second regularly scheduled meeting of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, which is weighing the future of the jail and associated behavioral health programs.

Bellingham Greenways Advisory Committee, 7 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

SATURDAY, April 9

State Sen. Simon Sefzik town hall, 11 a.m., Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry St., Ferndale

The Ferndale Republican will discuss the recent legislative session and take questions.

State Sen. Simon Sefzik town hall, 4 p.m., Lynden Community/Senior Center, 401 Grover St.

The Ferndale Republican will discuss the recent legislative session and take questions.

MONDAY, April 11

Bellingham City Council (multiple meetings), 9 a.m. –  7 p.m., virtual meetings

Agenda and meeting materials online. No public comment will be taken during meetings; submit comments for this meeting online. 7 p.m. full council meeting. The Committee of the Whole meets at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Whatcom County Veterans Advisory Board, 10 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Anacortes City Council, 6 p.m., 904 6th St. or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Blaine City Council, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda and instructions for joining meeting remotely will be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, April 12

Whatcom Public Utility District Commission, 8 a.m., 1705 Trigg Road, Ferndale or virtual meeting

Agenda and meeting materials online.

Whatcom County Council (multiple meetings), 10:20 a.m. to 6 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham or virtual meeting 

Agenda and meeting materials online. The 6 p.m. full council meeting includes eight public hearings: (1) adjusting precinct boundaries, (2) vacating a portion of Horton Road, (3) vacating a portion of Boxwood Road, (4) movement restrictions at E. Hemmi and Hannegan roads, (5) removing a school speed zone on Hannegan, (6) parking control on Eddie Lane in the Plat of Whisper Lake, (7) establishing a speed limit in Whisper Lake and (8) installing a stop sign in Whisper Lake. Council committees meet at 10:20 a.m. (Climate Action and Natural Resources), 11:30 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services), 1:45 p.m. (Committee of the Whole), 2 p.m. (Planning and Development) and 2:40 p.m. (Public Works and Health).

Bellingham Historic Preservation Commission meeting, 4 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance. Zoom link not yet available; check commission webpage.

Bellingham Transportation Commission meeting, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda and instructions on how to join remotely may be posted in advance.

Port of Bellingham Marina Advisory Committee, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda will be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, April 13

Bellingham Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, 7 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance. 

Ferndale City Council Committee meeting, 8 a.m., 2095 Main St. or virtual meeting

Agenda and instructions for joining remotely will be posted in advance. 

Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, 2 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda and instructions for joining remotely will be posted in advance.

Whatcom Transportation Policy Board, 4:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda and meeting materials online. The board will hold a public hearing on amending the 2022 Whatcom Council of Governments Transportation Improvement Program.

Whatcom County Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 6 p.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda online.

Mount Vernon City Council, 7 p.m., 1805 Continental Place

Agenda will be posted before meeting.

Meridian School Board, 7 p.m., 194 W. Laurel Road

Agenda will be posted before meeting.


COMMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Phillips 66 Integrated Oil Spill Contingency Plan. Deadline: April 7

The state Department of Ecology provides more information and a comment form online.

Bellingham Recreation Needs Assessment Survey. Deadline: April 8

The assessment covers facilities and programs. Fill out the survey online

Lorraine Ellis Park Playground survey. Deadline: April 8

Fill out a three-question survey on a playground replacement at Lorraine Ellis Park in Bellingham's Columbia neighborhood.

BP Cherry Point — Proposed Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permit Amendment. Deadline: April 11

The state Department of Ecology provides more information and a comment form online.

Permits for Port of Bellingham shipping terminal maintenance dredging. Deadline: April 15

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Ecology seek comment on maintenance dredging at the Port's shipping terminal to restore navigable depths.

Anacortes docket of Comprehensive Plan & Development Regulation amendments. Deadline: April 22

More information online. Submit comments to libbyb@cityofanacortes.org.

Name the future Bellingham park at Cornwall Landfill. Deadline: April 29

Cleanup of the site is scheduled for 2023 with park construction expected to begin in September 2024. Enter your suggestion for the new park's name at the Engage Bellingham website.

Climate Action Fund. Deadline: April 30

Bellingham city officials seek feedback on a proposed property tax to fund carbon reduction and climate change adaptation projects.

Jail planning. Deadline: Late 2022

The Whatcom County Justice Project's Stakeholder Advisory Committee is accepting comments at SAC@co.whatcom.wa.us on a new jail and associated behavioral health services, as long as the committee continues to meet.


YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

How much do I pay, and where does the money go? Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties report how much each jurisdiction collects in property taxes, and how much each individual pays, depending on where they live and the value of their property.


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